Originally Posted by Detoxing
I'll be honest, running my own business and being 100% self reliant on my income scares the shit out of me. It's a big change.
I did it for a while and was successful. I was recruited back into a startup that has since skyrocketed, but you're right...it's scary stuff. It's also very taxing and stressful. If you do it right and keep a level head, you'll be fine. The biggest thing, I think, that causes small startups to fail is that they run into a little success and try to get too big too fast. Then when a downturn hits (and it will) you're not built to weather the storm. Stay within the limits of the company and always be prepared for a dip in business.